WORLD DELIRIUM AWARENESS DAY
This year we are celebrating with 36 CONTINUOUS HOURS OF DELIRIUM PROGRAMMING! Click below for complete schedule of events!
A UNIFIED VOICE FOR
ADVANCING DELIRIUM SCIENCE
iDelirium Mission Statement
The impact of delirium affects patients regardless of country. As a result, solutions to delirium require broad thinking and strong advocacy. iDelirium fills this role by coordinating the message of delirium across the world's professional delirium societies.
We seek to:
Mitigate the effects of delirium on the lives and independence of patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
World Delirium Awareness Day
An annual day of delirium recognition, education, and prevention through community engagement. Here are some actions you can take to #stopdelirium
A Delirium is a rapid change in brain function, which primarily affects the ability to focus attention. Delirium can fluctuate over the course of a day with periods of lucidity followed by increased confusion.
Delirium occurs in up to:
Delirium can lead to long-term function, cognition, and social impairments. Delirium can result in long-term care.
Are you at risk for delirium?
If you belong to one of the following groups you are at risk of developing delirium and should know the signs and necessary preventative measures.
Cognitive Impairment/ Dementia
Multiple Medical Conditions
There are no medications approved for the treatment of delirium.
Clinicians treat delirium by identifying and treating the underlying causes.